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National
Women's rights

Is safer better for women?

I have been writing on women’s rights for a long time, and lately the flood of increasing incidents of physical and sexual threat to women are so overwhelming, that is seems naive to even write about stereotypes or attitudes, though of course, they are at the foundation. I often wonder what the way out is, […]

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Women's rights

An Indian Woman writes to Soni Sori

Dear sister in womanhood, Soni Sori, I am writing to you to let you know I received your letter. I read it. Your anguish reaches me. Your very important questions reach me. I am humbled at your ability to think beyond yourself in such dire circumstances. I had never heard of your school, but now […]

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General

Some experiences with the Army

In my years in Manali as a horsewoman, I often encountered soldiers, as the route from Manali to Ladakh and then on to Kashmir is through some prime trekking terrain. Writing up some of those experiences here. Partly as a response to Indians who accuse me of being anti-National for simply believing “propaganda” about human […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

26/11 and what it says about us

After 26/11 we had many intentions about improved functioning. A week or so ago, a man murdered his ex-wife INSIDE a women’s police station and escaped. A Hindustan Times article quotes G K Pillai that we can’t prevent another 26/11. US didn’t provide adequate information. The response of our security forces still is out of scrutiny. When Keenan […]

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Corruption
Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Corruption

Corruption is big news these days. We all see it as that shining pinnacle of everything that is wrong with India because of the government. Sure, the government has done many things wrong. But is that the whole story? Let me begin with saying that I don’t believe those who say that the politicians in […]

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